Modes of May: Feel the boom in Boomer Ball!

Here comes the BOOM! Boomer Ball is live all weekend as part of Rocket League's Modes of May!
Popularized by the Rocket League community, Boomer Ball has fun with mutators and puts a high-flying, lightning-fast twist on 3v3 soccar. Boost amount is unlimited and is now 1.5x stronger than typical boost. That means it launches you farther and faster than the standard boost you're used to. The ball speed is set to super fast, bounciness is increased to super high, and ball physics are super light. Touch…

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PUBG brings controversial bots to PC servers

Having been introduced on consoles last month, bots are now making their debut on PUBG's PC test servers as part of update 7.2, and I think it's fair to say some players aren't very happy about it. As explained by PUBG Corp, bots are being introduced in public matchmaking as a way to provide new players with easier targets and tackle the widening skill gap. Some have speculated, however, that it could also be a way to bulk up lobbies and reduce queue times due to declining player numbers. In any…

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PUBG will start pitting you against bots if it judges your skills lacking

Yup, it’s happening. Bots are going to be joining your Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds matches—but only if you need some extra target practice. PUBG Corp say that bot opponents have been a “controversial topic” for the battle royale but that they think the widening skill gap between veteran players and the new chaff demands an easier entry to their murder islands. They’re relegated to the test servers for now but will likely be joining proper matches soon. (more…)

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Modes of May: Prepare for Boomer Ball on Thursday!

Get ready for the BOOM! Boomer Ball is going live as the third Limited Time Mode featured during the Modes of May. Before it goes live on Thursday, here's everything you need to know about Rocket League's newest mode.
Boomer Ball plays with mutators to put a high-flying, lightning-fast twist on 3v3 soccar. Boost amount is unlimited and is now 1.5x stronger than typical boost. That means it launches you farther and faster than the standard boost you're used to. The ball speed is set to super fast…

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Update 7.2 - Now on the Test Server

Welcome Back, Survivors!
Update 7.2 is now available on Test Servers and brings with it weapon balance changes, new ways to play with fire, and the long-awaited Ranked Mode. With Ranked Mode, PUBG players can finally test their skills against the best players in the world, rising (and falling) through the ranks for great rewards and of course bragging rights.
This update also brings Bots to PC servers, which we know has been a controversial topic among the Community the last few weeks. Rest assured…

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PCS Charity Showdown - Broadcasting channels, schedule and more

Hello PUBG Esports fans!
PUBG Continental Series (PCS) Charity Showdown is almost here and will kick-off its journey starting from APAC on May 14! We're providing English broadcasts as well as multiple other languages with the best PUBG Esports talent for all the matches around the world.

PCS Charity Showdown Main Feed (English)

Channels:twitch.tv/playbattlegroundsyoutube.com/pubgesports In addition to English streaming, PCS Charity Showdown broadcasts in various additional languages shown below.

PCS…

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Salty Shores Is Open For Beach Ball!

Who's up for some fun in the sun? Beach Ball is live in Rocket League now until Monday, May 11 at 9 a.m. PDT (4 p.m. UTC). It's the second Limited Time Mode featured during the Modes of May!
Hit the beaches of Salty Shores in this feelgood, 2v2 mode. The typical Rocket League ball has been transformed into a beach ball, making it lighter and causing hits to curve. The curves can be difficult to predict, so be ready!
You can find the unranked mode in the Play Online menu under the Beach Ball tab. Matches…

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New in SMITE - Witch of the Woods Bonus Update!

New God Skins

Centaurion Chiron Cursed Scarab Khepri Fae Mantis Arachne Electric Buzz Ah Muzen Cab There are also a ton of Balance changes in this Bonus Update including buffs for Baba Yaga, and nerfs for Merlin, Hun Batz, and more! Click HERE to read the full patch notes for the Witch of the Woods Bonus Update!

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Jonathan Frakes probes the fact or fiction of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds lore

A new Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds in-universe documentary explores the history of a deserted dinosaur theme park with the perfect host: Jonathan Frakes. He’s recently escaped the shadow of playing William T. Riker on the sci-fi show Lexx, finding new fame for saying “Not this time” and “It’s a total fabrication!” in compilation videos of his time hosting 90s show Beyond Belief: Fact Or Fiction. Who better to probe the strange death of a mascot at the island of Vikendi’s Dinoland? (more…)

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Please watch this man perform videogame soundtracks on his Mongolian string instrument

You know how it is. You think you’re into videogame soundtracks, then you go and hear someone perform ten of them on a Mongolian string instrument. I recently spent 20 minutes listening to a man do just that, and I think you should too.Genius Jaavka is the man. The morin khuur is his instrument. Songs from Horizon Zero Dawn (coming to PC this summer), Mortal Kombat, Dota 2 and Fortnite are just some of the ones he treats us to. He’s really very good. (more…)

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League Of Legends client speed improvements have hit some snags

Several months into a project to improve the League Of Legends client, Riot Games say they’ve made measurable improvements but also hit a few snags. After making progress enzoomening client startup times, Riot say it actually backslid a bit. But they’re not done, they think some slowdown might be caused by the state of *frantic gesture* all this, and they have more plans for speed boosts. Maybe this time they actually will fix the client. (more…)

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Modes of May is live featuring Dropshot Rumble!

Two fan-favorites collide to kick off the Modes of May in Rocket League! Check out a different Limited Time Mode featured each weekend throughout the month! First up: Dropshot Rumble!
Just like the name suggests, the two Extra Modes have collided for the action of Dropshot enhanced by the zany power-ups from Rumble. Enjoy the Limited Time Mode all weekend long! The mode is live now and will be playable until Monday, May 4 at 9 a.m. PDT (4 p.m. UTC).
Like other Limited Time Modes, each mode will be…

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Modes of May Kicks Off May 1

May is just around the corner, and we're celebrating by introducing the Modes of May! Starting May 1, you'll find different Limited Time Modes (LTM) in Rocket League each weekend throughout the month.
It all starts this Friday with Dropshot Rumble. Just like the name suggests, the two Extra Modes have collided for the action of Dropshot enhanced by the zany power-ups from Rumble. Enjoy the Limited Time Mode all weekend long!
Then, look out for Beach Ball mode on May 7. If you missed it during Radical…

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Welcome to PUBG Continental Series Charity Showdown!

Hello PUBG Esports fans!
The ongoing COVID19 pandemic continues to present challenges around the world and we feel now is the time not only for fun but also kindness. We are pleased to present the PUBG Continental Series (PCS) Charity Showdown happening May 14 – 31. This is a series of global events where teams will compete for $200,000 with $100,000 of that pot being donated to a charity of the winning team’s choosing.
Today we have detailed breakdowns of each event including schedules…

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New in SMITE - Witch of the Woods Update

New Slavic Mage - Baba Yaga, Witch of the Woods

Passive - Creeping Cabin Baba Yaga's Cabin accumulates up to 100 essence over time, when it moves, and if enemy gods get too close. Baba Yaga can approach the Cabin and use this essence to gain evolving item stacks. Items with a low stack count take more energy. If Baba Yaga has no stacking item this essence heals Baba Yaga for 0.8% max health per tick. Wild Witchcraft Baba Yaga throws forward magic imbued with chaotic qualities. The magic will travel…

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Dev Letter: Anti-Cheat Performance Plans for 2020

Hello players,
This is Taeseok Jang, Executive Producer of PUBG PC.
With the entire world facing the threat of COVID-19, let me start by wishing you and your loved ones good health. Like everyone, PUBG's teams around the world have had to change our work practices a bit, but we’re doing all we can to safely provide new content and uninterrupted live service to you all.
2019 was a busy year for us, with lots of new content, updates to some of our maps, and a number of quality of life fixes. While much…

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Update 7.1 - Now Live!

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Season 7 is now live and brings back the snow speckled island of Vikendi. While on vacation, Vikendi received several updates to its terrain, buildings, and environment. The biggest of which is the newly updated and rebranded Dinoland, the prehistoric park of the future! Clever boys and girls from all over can partake in the park’s amusements or seek out one of several outfits from Dinoland’s staff through Survivor Pass: Cold Front. If you’re…

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Playerunknown's Battlegrounds has overhauled Vikendi, expanding its dinosaur theme park

The small snowy map of Vikendi returned to Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds with the start of Season 7 today, having been pulled from rotation in January for improvements. They’ve removed a few villages, added more cover in places, reduced the amount of snow across a lot of the island, and, most importantly, rebuilt the scrappy old Dino Park (which I did already adore) as the larger and flashier Dinoland. While you can’t ride its rusty ferris wheel or the broken rollercoaster winding around a volcano…

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Want to compete for a free PS4, Xbox One, or Switch Lite? Invite your friends!

Hello Rocket League Competitors in the Qurantine Cup!  We are so STOKED to kick off the Quarantine Cup THIS Monday, April 20! 

We want to invite you to invite your classmates and colleagues to compete as well for three reasons:

Reason #1: The top player in the Quarantine Cup from the school with the most participants will receive a free PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch Lite!  Say what?  Boom!  Right now the front runner is Central Michigan University with 24 registered.  So tag your friends for your chance to compete for the big prize!

 

Reason #3: More Players, more fun!  

So tag your friends, send them a text, give em a ring, ping them on Discord, and get them to sign up here on Gyo or through the portal at www.taikai.gg/play

Also, please set up and form your 3v3 team for Rocket League.  If you do not have a team we cannot guarantee that you will get to play in Rocket League.  You can create your team here: https://gyo.gg/teams/create/

Stay tuned for more updates, and we can't wait to watch you compete in your first match at 6 PM CST on Monday, April 20!

Let's Taikai!

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Heatseeker has launched!

[previewyoutube=RtzF14VhD9o;full][/previewyoutube] Rocket League's brand new Limited Time Mode called Heatseeker is locked and loaded! Jump into this ballistic, 3v3 mode all weekend long!
The ball automatically seeks the opposing net when it's hit. But, make sure you don't miss the goal! If it hits the backboard, it will fire back toward your own goal. Think fast, because the ball gains speed every time it's touched by a player or a backboard. First team to seven goals wins!
And that's not all. Log…

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